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Taking pictures to remember may help you forget
拍照留念可能幫你忘記

A cameraman prepares to film the masterpiece Girl with a Pearl Earring by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer during a preview of the exhibition “The Myth of the Golden Age, From Rembrandt to Vermeer” at Palazzo Fava in Bologna, Italy on Jan. 30. The exhibition opened on Feb. 8 and continues through May 25.
一名攝影師一月三十日在義大利波隆納的一處名為Palazzo Fava宮殿舉行的一場「神話中的黃金時代—從林布蘭到維梅爾」預展上,準備拍攝荷蘭畫家維梅爾作品《戴珍珠耳環的少女》。該展覽從二月八日展出至五月二十五日為止。

Photo: AFP
照片:法新社

Taking a picture to help you remember something might end up having the opposite effect, according to research published in the US.

A study released last December showed that people who took photographs of items during a museum tour were less likely to remember details than those who merely looked at the objects.

That is a lesson for a world growing accustomed to instant photo-sharing on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, said psychological scientist Linda Henkel of Fairfield University.

“People so often whip out their cameras almost mindlessly to capture a moment, to the point that they are missing what is happening right in front of them,” said Henkel.

(Liberty Times)

拍照幫助你記住某件事情,最後可能適得其反,根據美國發表的研究。

去年十二月公布的研究顯示,在參觀博物館時拍下展覽品照片的人,相較於僅用雙眼觀察者,比較不會記得細節。

對於一個越來越習慣在臉書、推特和其他社群網站立即分享照片的世界而言, 這是一個值得注意的現象,美國費菲爾大學心理學家韓克說。

韓克說:「人們這麼常掏出相機,幾乎是想也不想地捕捉某個瞬間,反而錯過就在面前發生的事情。」

(自由時報/翻譯:自由時報國際新聞中心)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. end up v. phr.

落得…下場 (luo4 de2 … xia4 chang3)

例: She’ll end up penniless if she carries on spending like that.

(如果她繼續像這樣花錢,將會落得身無分文。)

2. accustomed adj.

習慣的 ((xi2 guan4 de5)

例: I’m not accustomed to being treated like this.

(我不習慣被這樣對待。)

3. mindlessly adv.

不用腦子地 (bu2 yong4 nao3 zi5 de5)

例: Some children started mindlessly hurling stones at passing vehicles.

(有些小孩開始盲目地對路過的車子丟石頭。)


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